Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Night Features

I still have another 10 days until my kidos are back in school and we have been trying to make the most of it.  Which means not a lot of crafting time, but a lot of mommy time.  And since technically my job is Mom, that is probably a good thing.  I have been trying to make sure we have something a little extra fun everyday.  Kinda like an end of summer blitz.  This past week we went to the zoo, painted with new water color sets, had soccer games and ballet lessons and went to the Children's Museum, splash pad, and pool.

Okay, so here is your weekly dose of inspiration.

Beautiful Party from My Fabuless Life

DIY Solar Jars from Love, Pomegranate House

Chevron Tufted Ottoman from Six Sister's Stuff

Under the Sea Party from DIY Louisville

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Confetti Cookies

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If you like cake batter (I am a big fan, I have been known to just eat it plain.  Well, mixed with water.  I know it is wrong, but it tastes so good.)  Anyway, as I was saying, if you like cake batter you are going to love these.  Plus, they are cheap, easy, and fast so what is not to like?

1 box white cake mix
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cornstarch
2 eggs
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup rainbow nonpareils or sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix the cake mix, baking powder, and cornstarch in a large bowl.  In a smaller bowl mix together the eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.  Then mix the dry and the wet ingredients together.  Stir in the nonpareils/sprinkles.  Then drop little spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.  When they are done, they will look puffy and still be pale.  Let them cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes.

My kids totally attacked these cookies.  I also may have had a few before dinner.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Night Features

Oh wow I am extremely worn out tonight.  Scott came home a little early from work today and we took the kids to the county fair and then to Madagascar 3.  I don't think I would be so tiered if I wasn't SO allergic to animals.  As you can imagine there were a lot of animals at the fair and the kids took part in the pony rides and petting zoo and then sat on my lap during the movie. Now I am itchy all over.  But we had a ton of fun and I can still breath, so I guess it was worth it.

It was a great way to spend one of our few summer days left.

Lemonade sign from Burton Avenue

Cream Cheese filled Snickerdoodles from Desperate Craftwives

Reupuolstard Side Chair from SAS Interiors

Mom's Peach Cobbler from Adorned from Above

Ombre Dresser from First Lady of the House

Pinstripe table from Liz Marie Blog

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ultrasound Results and Back To School Inspiration

SO, good news. at the ultrasound today I found out that I still have a healthy baby.  Yay!  But, bad news, my little baby's legs were just about a tight together as they could be so we were not able to find out the gender.    :(  Really, truly, that frowny face it the perfect description of how I am feeling right now. 

Looking on the bright side I have a ton of projects I need to finish up before I should start on stuff for the baby and with ballet lessons, soccer games, and school starting I have plenty to keep me busy.

So in honor of school starting and having plenty to do so I don't have too think too much about how frowny faced I feel, here are 10 posts full of back to school inspiration.
Back to School Sign from The Diary of Daves Wife

Back to School Party from Just Call Me Martha

Cute Teacher Gift from A Pumpkin and A Princess

Teacher Gifts from Corner House

101 BTS Printables at Ali Lily Blog

Teacher Gift Idea From Jacolyn Murphy

Back to School Treat from The Blackberry Vine

School Snack from Hoopla Palooza

Teacher Gift Ideas from Brown Paper Packages

Teacher Gift from Gluesticks

Good stuff right????

Oh and by the way the winner of the $50 Shabby Apple gift certificate is April G.
Congrats April!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blue or Pink

On Monday, with any luck, I should get to find out if I am having a boy or a girl.  I am not going to lie, after 3 boys in a row I am hoping for a girl.  (But not as much as Emma is hoping for a sister) I think I am going to video Emma's reaction, because boy or girl I am pretty sure it is going to be funny.

Mostly I am hoping that I will go in and I will still have a healthy baby.  

I thought it would be fun for the kids if we turned finding out if they would get a brother or a sister into a party.    This won't be a full crazy party, I am still way to sick and tired for that.  But every Monday night we have Family Home Evening and I just happen to be finding out on a Monday.  So it is more like a Pink or Blue themed super family night and we are having my husband's family over too. 

As part of the fun I have encouraged everyone to wear something pink or blue to the party to kinda state their predictions and of course there will be tons of treats

Monday night I will also post here whether we will be doing ruffly projects for the next 5 and half months, or little man projects.  Either way it will be fun.  Especially since I usually don't keep a lot of things between babies so I am pretty much starting from scratch.

So, if you would like,  join in on the fun and make your prediction.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Night Features

Before I get to the features this week, I have share something I am a LITTLE bit excited about.  On Monday I should get to find out if my sweet little baby is a boy or a girl.  (insert squeal here)

I know it seems like the new trend is not to find out.  But I just can't roll like that.  For me there is way to much gender related sewing and planning involved and if this is a girl... hold on to your hats ladies because I many go a little over board.  Not that I don't totally LOVE being the mommy to 3 and possible 4 little boys, it is just that I am really ready sew little dresses and blankets with ruffles.  Oh oh and make these ridiculous headbands. Ya know?

I will put a post tomorrow where you can leave a comment to cast your predictions.  (You know if you feel so inclined) and then I will be having a little gender reveal party Monday Night.

Either way I think I will be making one of these monster bibs.  I may have to add a bow.  Oh and wouldn't matching burp cloth be so cute!
Monster Bibs from Stubbornly Crafty

Light Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins from Yummy Healthy Easy

Best Bleached Shirt I have ever seen from Sugar Bee Crafts

Nutella {Chocolate Hazelnut} Cupcake from Bird on a Cake

Cute as a Button Sign from Our Pinteresting Family

Jewelry Display from Salt Tree

Don't forget to enter my $50 Shabby Apple giveaway.  It closes Sunday Night.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Shabby Apple $50 Giveaway

With all the back to school shopping you have been doing, wouldn't you like to do a little shopping just for you?

Well have I got a treat for you!

Shabby Apple is offering one lucky Corner House reader a $50 gift certificate.

That way you can get yourself a back to school outfit.

Or maybe you are wishing for a sophisticated little dress to wear on a night out with the hubbs.

You could opt for something a little more causal.

Or channel your inner Mad Men diva.

The choice is up to you.  And if for some reason you are not in the mood for new clothes, they have tons of cute shoes and other accessories too.
I am rather in LOVE with this pair.  

To enter the giveaway all you need to do is like Shabby Apple on Facebook then head over to Shabby Apple and pick out something you like (that will be easy), then come back here and leave a comment letting me know which Shabby Apple item is your favorite.

For extra entries you can:
1.  Be a follower of Corner House (leave a separate comment)
2. Like Corner House on Facebook (leave a separate comment)

Shabby Apple has also been awesome enough to offer a 10% discount to Corner House readers.  Just enter  the code cornerhouse10off at checkout.

The fine print:
You must have a US mailing address.  The giveaway will close 8/12/12 at midnight.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

10 Sweet Treats You're Gonna Wanna Try

It could just be pregnancy craving, but I my sweet tooth has been in overdrive lately.

Hot Fudge Cupcakes from Something Swanky

No kidding I had just been thinking about wanting something like this when I randomly came across this post.
Frozen Hot Chocolate from Love and Laundry

Oreo Madness from It's Always Autumn 

technically this one is a salad and is therefore healthy.... right?
Strawberry Pretzel Salad from My Girlish Whims

Creamy Coconut Bars from Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama

Chocolate Frosting from Lizzie Jane Baby

Salted Caramel Butter Bars from Purplest Pecalin

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bites from Shugary Sweets

Orangettes from 21 Rosemary Lane
There was a candy store in Alaska that made these.  I loved eating them as a kid.

Eclair Cake form High Heels and Grills